Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director: Artis—Naples
Principal Guest Conductor: Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi
Andrey Boreyko has been Music Director of Artis—Naples since September 2014. He has brought a new intensity to Artis—Naples and the Naples Philharmonic with his inspired leadership, commissioning new works and attracting soloists of the highest calibre. The driving force behind the continued artistic growth of Artis—Naples and the Naples Philharmonic, Andrey balances traditional repertoire with imaginative, diverse programming for which he has gained a distinguished reputation worldwide.
Andrey has forged strong long-term relationships with the most prestigious orchestras across Europe. This leads him to appearances next season with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Bamberger Symphoniker, among others. Much sought-after as a guest conductor in North America, Andrey’s versatility and broad repertoire take him to the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa, as well as re-invitations to San Francisco Symphony, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Houston Symphony orchestras, where he is a regular guest. A prolific conductor of the great symphonic repertoire and a passionate advocate for less widely known works, Andrey champions compositions by Victoria Borisova-Ollas in an extensive concert and recording project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra this season, debuts with the Gothenburg Symphony and returns to the Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
Andrey has also conducted orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Münchner Philharmoniker; Staatskapelle Dresden; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Wiener Symphoniker; Filharmonica della Scala; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Royal Concertgebouw; Orchestre de Paris; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich; London Symphony; the Philharmonia; and Rotterdam Philharmonic. In North America, he recently appeared at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and worked with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, the Cleveland and the Philadelphia orchestras and the Toronto; Chicago; Boston; San Francisco; Baltimore; Detroit; and Pittsburgh Symphony orchestras.
Notable amongst Andrey’s discography with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR (with whom he was Principal Guest Conductor) are Pärt's Lamentate and Silvestrov’s Symphony No.6 (both for ECM records), the premiere recording of his original version of the Suite from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Shostakovich symphonies No. 1; 4; 6; 8; 9; and 15, both on Hänssler Classics. He has also recorded Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Lutosławski’s Chain 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Yarling Records. Another prominent feature of Andrey's artistic versatility is the world-premiere recording of Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Nonesuch, which was subsequently also premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the US under his direction to considerable acclaim.
From 2012, Andrey Boreyko was Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique, a post he held with great commitment for five years, expanding the orchestra’s activities nationally and internationally. He was Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker (2009-14) and Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of whom he is now Honorary Conductor), Winnipeg Symphony and Berner Sinfonieorchester. He received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband—the first in the history of the prize.